‘It’s going to be a hot Indian Summer’: Secwepemc Women Warriors call land defenders to B.C.

Tiny-Houses-Warriors-Flag-1000-x-562by Justin Brake, APTN National News, July 15, 2018

Members of the Secwepemc Women’s Warrior Society are calling land defenders and warriors to British Columbia, where prominent Secwepemc Ktunaxa land defender Kanahus Manuel was arrested Saturday morning while asserting Secwepemc title and rights and resisting the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Read the rest of this entry

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RCMP arrest Indigenous pipeline protester at provincial park near Kamloops, B.C.

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A still from a video on a Facebook page belonging to Kanahus Manuel shows her being handcuffed and taken away by RCMP officers. (Kanahus Manuel/Facebook)

Facebook video shot at scene shows RCMP officers detaining a woman protesting Trans Mountain pipeline

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RCMP execute search warrants at Chilliwack cannabis shops on First Nations land

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A Chilliwack RCMP officer outside the Indigenous Bloom Medical Cannabis Dispensary on the Kwaw-Kwaw-Apilt First Nation on July 12 as a search warrant is executed. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Officers on scene at The Kure on Skwah and Indigenous Bloom on Kwaw-Kwaw-Apilt Thursday

by Paul Henderson, Chilliwack Progress, July 12, 2018

The proprietors of two new cannabis retail shops on two different local First Nations reserves in Chilliwack learned this week that, yes, marijuana is still illegal.

At around 10 a.m. on July 12, Mounties blocked the entrance to the parking lots at The Kure Cannabis Dispensary on the Skwah First Nation just off Wolfe Road, and at the newer Indigenous Bloom Medical Cannabis Dispensary on the Kwaw-Kwaw-Apilt First Nation on Ashwell Drive. Read the rest of this entry

Tsilhqot’in move to ban non-native moose hunting

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The Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG) will be attempting to ban Limited Entry Hunt (LEH) licenses for moose hunting in its territory this fall.

TNG tribal chair Chief Joe Alphonse said during an emergency meeting held Tuesday at Tl’esqox (Riske Creek), he received full endorsement from leadership to pursue a legal challenge against the LEH allocations for 2018. Read the rest of this entry

Red Fawn Fallis Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison

Bismarck, ND – Red Fawn Fallis, a political prisoner arrested during the movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, was sentenced today in federal court by Judge Daniel Hovland. Fallis was sentenced to 57 months (4.75 years) in federal prison. She will receive a credit of 18 months ‘time served’ taken off of her sentence, from time spent in North Dakota jails before trial proceedings began. Fallis is expected to serve a total of 39 months in prison followed by 3 years probation. Read the rest of this entry

How the Oka Crisis has shaped 4 generations in Kanesatake and Kahnawake

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Warrior raises rifle from atop an overturned police cruiser at Oka roadblock in Quebec on July 1990. Photo by Tom Hanson / The Canadian Press.

‘You could say, it woke us up,’ says 72-year-old John Cree

by Jessica Deer, CBC News,

Every year on July 11, Bryan Deer spends the morning at the foot of the Mercier Bridge connecting Montreal with Kahnawake as a reminder to his community and the thousands of commuters that pass through it of an important day in Canadian history. Read the rest of this entry

Secwepmec First Nation ‘Tiny House Warriors’ occupy North Thompson provincial park

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What was originally a three day event has turned into an indefinite occupation of the North Thompson provincial park by the Secwepmec Nation in protest of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. (Kanahus Manuel/Facebook)

‘It’s no longer a park. It’s where we live. It’s Secwepmec land’

No Bayou Bridge Pipeline

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UPDATE – SUPPORT NEEDED

Mark Tilsen, an Oglala Lakota Water Protector, is locked-down at a key Bayou Bridge Pipeline construction site. Work at the site has been shut down.

After Mark locked-down, police moved across the street and did a mass arrest. They arrested six people including media folks, direct support and Cherri Foytlin.

Please CALL the Iberville Parish Sheriff Dept and demand their release: 225-687-5100

Then please DONATE so that we can get everyone out of jail: https://www.youcaring.com/leauestlavienobayoubridgepipeline…

We also ask that you send your prayers and love to all those on the frontlines today.

More updates coming soon. For background story see below.

#NoBayouBridge #StopETP

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Police remove pipeline protesters dangling from Ironworkers Memorial Bridge

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Anti-Trans Mountain pipeline activists hang from the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge in North Vancouver, B.C. on July 3, 2018. The group blocked an oil tanker from leaving the Burrard Inlet, in protest of the pipeline expansion project. (Submitted by Greenpeace)

, Global News, July 4, 2018

RCMP have removed anti-pipeline protesters who were dangling from the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge for more than 35 hours.

Seven climbers rappelled from the bridge Tuesday morning, while five additional climbers were on the bridge’s catwalk. Read the rest of this entry

Alberta First Nations leading charge on buy-in on Trans Mountain pipeline

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A aerial view of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain marine terminal, in Burnaby, B.C., is shown on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. JONATHAN HAYWARD / THE CANADIAN PRESS

by Gordon Hoekstra & Rob Shaw, Vancouver Sun, July 4, 2018

First Nations from B.C. and Alberta are expected to meet later this month in Vancouver to discuss the possibility of purchasing a stake in the Trans Mountain pipeline, Postmedia News has learned.

The meeting on July 25 at The Vancouver Convention Centre is to be hosted by the Fort McKay and Mikisew Cree First Nations, according to Fort McKay First Nation chief Jim Boucher. Read the rest of this entry